Washington: Accusing China of covering up COVID-19 outbreak information and misleading the world, John Bolton, a former advisor to US President Donald Trump, has now accused WHO of acting as ‘an accomplice’ of China in concealing information regarding the deadly virus. Also Read - China Refutes 'Cover-Up' Allegations Regarding Covid-19 Outbreak, Says 'We Shared All Information With WHO'
He even asked for the resignation of the agency’s Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Also Read - Boycott TikTok: Netizens Express Anger Over China For Introducing Coronavirus, Say 'Make China Pay'
Boltin, the Former Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, who has repeatedly blamed China for ‘lying’ about the novel coronavirus outbreak, said Ghebreyesus has misled the world by blindly trusting a communist regime intent on deception.
Both US Senator Ted Cruz and his fellow Republican Senator Marco Rubio, mentioned in his tweet, have expressed skepticism on the current WHO leadership.
Calling for an urgent reevaluation of WHO leadership, Cruz previously claimed that the world health agency “lost its credibility by consistently bending to the Chinese Communist Party”. Marco Rubio reiterated the same.
The WHO is being accused around the world for hiding facts and working as a China’s companion in letting the virus spread globally. Many have said that despite the early sign that the virus spread through human and human transmission, the WHO refuted the fact till late January. It also delayed in announcing the health emergency.
New York-based writer Wilfred Chan wrote for The Nation also accused WHO of ignoring the early warnings. Despite early warnings from Taiwanese officials, the organization kept the island cut off from its global information networks at China’s behest and now the whole world is paying the price of it.
Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso too said that the World Health Organisation shouldn’t be called the WHO, it should be renamed the Chinese Health Organization (CHO).